To mark Arabic Manuscript Day and highlight heritage preservation as a human right, the Library, in cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Doha, will host the roundtable discussion "Yemeni Manuscripts and Safeguarding Yemeni Heritage." Dr. Anne Regourd, editor of Chronique des Manuscrits du Yemen, will present a lecture on the specific problems of the manuscripts in danger in Yemen. Anna Paolini, Director of the UNESCO regional office in Doha, will present a new project funded by the EU for the conservation of built Yemeni heritage. Paolini will also discuss the problem of heritage preservation in Yemen, including trafficking issues. And Tom Leiermann, an architect with more than 15 years of experience working on development and rehabilitation of heritage sites in Yemen, will present the challenges to the Yemeni historical sites preservation.
Date: 4 April 2019
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Target Audience: General public and manuscript specialists
This event is open to the public; no RSVP is required.